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PLATEAU!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Okay, I've known this would be inevitable, so I'm trying to be rational and just ride it out. I have hit my first plateau. I've taken off 18 pounds and have been stuck there for almost 2 weeks. This is just not funny!

I will own up and say that part of it is my own fault, as TOM issues made it harder for me to stay 100% within my ranges. However, I never binged outright, and when I did overeat, it was still with healthy foods. So, that's a plus I think-in the past it would have been straight for the junk food.

Those few days aside, I've been sticking with the plan, diligently tracking every morsel that enters my alimentary canal and have cut down on snacking in the evenings (although, again, it was nothing "bad" that I was consuming. Stuff like air popped popcorn or fat free yogurt). Still...the scale has not moved.

So now I'm cutting back even a little more and have redoubled my efforts to drink lots and lots of water.

I will not let this plateau ruin the good work I've done. I've been in this position before and I know myself-this is usually where I give up. But this time is different. This time it is a total lifestyle change, not just a temporary "diet." This is just the way I eat now and forever.

So, I'm going to drink some more water and force myself to be optimistic until that scale starts moving again!
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AMYLOU4223 4/14/2011 9:18AM

    Good job! Way to stay positive :)

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MMNICKS 4/14/2011 9:17AM

    Hitting a plateau can be discouraging but they are a normal part of the weight loss cycle. Drinking more water is good, also try to reduce your salt intake. I find shifting to a more "natural" diet helps too, fruits, veggies. Nothing processed. It will pass, just hang on!! You can do this!!!

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